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Issue 6072

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New rep at Grimethorpe

Saturday 21 November, 2020

Grimethorpe Colliery Band has announced the signing of Seb Williman as its new repiano cornet player. He replaces Stephanie Wilkins, who recently moved to the flugelhorn chair at Black Dyke.

Currently a student at the Royal Northern College of Music, Seb is taught by two former principal cornets of Grimethorpe, Richard Marshall and Roger Webster. He previously held the assistant principal cornet seat at Carlton Main Frickley Colliery Band and most recently played repiano at Fairey Band.

Commenting on his appointment, Seb said: “I’m delighted to be joining a band that has such a wealth of heritage and history behind it. I’m looking forward to starting with David Thornton and the band soon.

“I would like to thank Fairey Band for the experiences I’ve had over the last 12 months and I wish the band the best in the future.”

David Thornton, musical director of Grimethorpe Colliery Band, said: “I’m delighted to once again add to the youthful ranks of the band. Seb is a great character and a dedicated bandsman, as well as clearly having a fantastic future ahead of him.”